The wonders of jagua

Jagua is a fruit-based temporary dye. It is not black henna, which is henna mixed with black hair dye, and can cause all sorts of nasty blistering and infection. No, jagua is no such animal. With a tube of jagua gel (and without using the little pointer tip until the end, because I was too lazy to go upstairs and look for it), I created a medusa on the top of N's new chemo-head. N is getting chemo, then surgery, then radiation. Then more surgery. I mention the lack of pointer tip, because without it, the gel came out too quickly and I think I wasted some jagua. In any case, it took a whole tube to form the medusa and snakes. This is how it looked when I finished:
I was copying freehand from a design and I think I made the medusa too friendly-looking. Here is how N looks from the front:

The pictures were taken when the ink was still wet. When the jagua dries, you peel it off and underneath it's like dark gray paint. It can last up to two weeks. When N sends me a photo of it after it's peeled off, I'll post it here.

3 comments:

Cosmetic surgery Atlanta said...

I know the chemo reactions on the hair...so this is a great relief and looks really nice and refreshing.The color seems to be safe from what you say.

Cancer Bitch said...

Henna is also safe. Both jagua and henna are plant-based (which doesn't always = safe; think of poison ivy).
c. bitch

cancer center of philadelphia said...

Interesting! I didn't know about Jagua before. Sounds cool.
Thanks for sharing it and you look cool.